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Austria | Vienna | Kunstlerhaus | Zaubertone – Mozart a Vienna 1781 – 1791

Museum lighting design is a central theme in architecture. Lighting designer places light at the service of works of art. The space dedicated to the exhibition of works of art represents the application case where the importance of light is most relevant. In the 1980s, lighting design was confirmed as one of the fundamental tools for defining a new approach to the museum exhibition space, which became one of its privileged fields of experimentation. The very idea of a museum evolved, a multifunctional cultural space where different activities coexist. On the relationship between light and works, various professional figures express themselves (often with diverging opinions, as collaborations arise): superintendents, museum directors, curators, conservators, technicians, architects. As is well known, architect Piero Castiglioni devoted himself at the beginning of his profession to the design of exhibition spaces, starting with the Musée d’Orsay. In this specific case, he works in Vienna. The Viennese city celebrates Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with a large exhibition, organised in the Kunstlerhaus, which houses heterogeneous materials: paintings and engravings, sculptures, musical instruments, sheet music, correspondence, everyday objects and testimonies of the period. It also houses the reconstruction of six sets of the musician’s works. It is divided into a guided tour, built by parallel longitudinal walls housing the showcases. These are linked by wooden lattice structures inside which the sound channels also run. The route is accompanied by listening to Mozart’s works. Lighting solutions involves attaching museum lighting fixtures to the structure. These, specially designed and produced in small series, consist of copper elements that support a gimbaled joint to allow maximum orientation of the sources. This simple and mobile luminaire constitutes the main element of the museum lighting of the entire exhibition for both walls and showcases.


Project:
Lighting Design Piero Castiglioni

Collaborations:
Gae Aulenti Architects

Photo Courtesy:
Piero castiglioni

Year:
1990


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Detail of the lighting system used
View of the ceiling glass windows with lighting
Outdoor spaces with architectural lighting
A night view of the illuminated building
Deputies with the lighting used
View of the complex with night lighting
The stage of the Teatro Comunale of Florence
The works of art inside the illuminated Papal Stables
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci with the lighting used
Full view of the illuminated theater
Full view of the Cultural Center building
One of the rooms with the works on display and the lighting fixtures
Overall view of the Banca Lombarda building in Brescia
Overall view of the central courtyard of the service center
Detail of the illuminated facade of the Dior building
Front view of the Lingotto building in Turin
Front view of the main entrance facade
View from the outside of the building and the facades
Front view of the staircase of Santa Maria del Monte
Overall view of the concert hall
The illuminated hall of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum
Exterior view of the museum building
View of the museum from the water
Front view of the Il Sole 24 Ore Seat building
The lighting fixtures installed on the ceiling
Viktor & Rolf Showroom inside the showroom
Overall view of a room with ceiling lights
Another central view of the illuminated hall of Palazzo Marino
The historic center of Siena illuminated
The lighting of the Salone delle Feste at the Quirinale
The illuminated waiting canopies
Entrance to the exhibition set up of Gianni Versace
Front view of the windows of the picture gallery
Il Porto Antico di Genova in una vista notturna
Detail of the lighting of the internal courtyard
Night view of the outline of the city of Mantua
Illuminated night view of the entrance courtyard
Night view of Malba - Costantini Foundation illuminated
Overall view of the Hall
Central view of the illuminated Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
The night lighting of the Sanctuary
Night view of the Italcementi Research Center
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